More than $2 billion was pledged at the Lake Chad crisis, more than the $1.5 billion sought and three times the disappointing haul last year.
Extreme heat events in Africa like the ones in 2015 and 2009/2010 might be reduced by 10% and 20% respectively under 1.5℃ of global warming level compared to under 2℃ level.
Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam will have an installed generating capacity of 6000MW. This is similar in size to the worlds largest nuclear power station, Japans Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant.
Every year Nigeria loses between 350,000 and 400,000 hectares of forest cover, and over 10.5 billion naira to environmental challenges. Unofficial estimates put the annual losses in the billions of dollars.
In East Africa, ocean warming has already destroyed parts of the coral reef where certain species live, and reduced fish stocks. In parts of West Africa rising sea levels have resulted in the flooding of coastal zones.